Animal Ag News 11/23

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Pork Producers Council launched the “Give-a-Ham” challenge, a national social media campaign encouraging hog farmers and those involved in the industry to donate pork to organizations serving the food insecure, and challenging others to follow suit. The “Give-a-Ham” challenge runs through the end of the year.
  • The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will present a webinar on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. CST, titled “Genetic Focus: Creating the Most Valuable Calves Across the Dairy Herd.” Register here.
  • A third round of feeding trials conducted by a team of USDA Agricultural Research Service and university scientists has again shown that a dietary supplement called L-glutamine can naturally promote growth and wellness in pigs.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover released a statement supporting U.S. Forest Service’s final rule to update the agency’s National Environmental Policy Act regulations.
  • World Dairy Expo® launches its new podcast, The Dairy Show. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and online at, new episodes of The Dairy Show are added on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Expo’s podcast features a new guest during every episode discussing topics related to the dairy industry.
  • David Newman, a pork producer representing Arkansas, was elected to serve a second term as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s November board meeting. The National Pork Board’s 15 producer directors represent America’s 60,000 pig farmers, who pay into the Pork Checkoff – a program that funds research, promotion and education efforts benefiting the industry.
  • The Dairy Business Association has announced the program lineup and keynote speakers for Dairy Strong, one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy community, on Jan. 19-21. The featured speakers for the virtual conference will be Peter Sheahan, Matt Lewis, Ray Starling and Michael Torrey. Registration for the conference is open and farmers who register by Dec. 15 will receive two free passes per farm. Click here to register.
  • With the National Western Stock Show in Denver postponed for a year, the National Bison Association has teamed up with the Dakota Territory Buffalo Association to plan its annual live bison show and sale, along with its winter membership meeting for February 18-20, 2021 in Rapid City, SD.
  • The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is excited to announce that IPPE Marketplace will take place Jan. 25-29, 2021. IPPE will continue to support the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries through its new, online IPPE Marketplace that will be available during IPPE’s originally scheduled dates, Jan. 25-29, 2021, and beyond.
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